Two young women paint Chinese vases in a factory near Beijing.
Aperture priority, matrix metering. Scanned by Nikon CoolScan IV-ED. Cropped and resampled to 800 pix width. The woman in the background made a bit lighter ( the light was tight) using Lighten brush tool. Foreground masked manually, feathered 30 pix and sharpened using Unsharp Mask tool, level 70%, 1 pix radius. JPEG level 35 (Corel PhotoPaint notation).
(You were right, Bob. Strange enough I haven't seen this ugly scratch and cropping helped.)
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BobTrips (1857) 2003-03-28 20:25
It's a really interesting picture of life underway. It's got lots to look at without being a jumble and a feeling that you're seeing how these women earn their daily bread.
Now this isn't a criticism, just a question. When I first looked at this picture I thought the white balance was way off. It looks so green. But when I checked for a possible color cast in the white vest, well, it's white. And the skin tones are good. If you remember, what was the lighting like in the room?
One of the great things about this site is that you can command a number of critical eyes to scrutinize your work. With great frequency people see things in my pictures that I've never noticed.
bodinux (363) 2003-10-06 23:52
What I really like about this picture is that I feel that I am watching them but that they don't see me. I think that it's not enough to be a photo technical dude to be able to do it. Congratulations.
- Copyright: Amadej Trnkoczy (amadej) (1285)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1999-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon 8008S, Tamron AF 35-105/2.8, Kodak E100SW
- Exposure: f/2.8
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Theme(s): Fetal Position [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-03-28 16:03